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24-7 Rock Star Shit

The Cribs

24-7 Rock Star Shit

Steve Albini-produced seventh LP from the Wakefield indie rock trio

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  1. 8.0 |   DIY

    Their staying power has never been more certain, and their status as bonafide indie royalty isn’t being removed any time soon
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Takes the lo-fi aesthetic of their first two LPs and drags it kicking and screaming into 2017 - precisely as you might have guessed it would
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  3. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Still raging, still full of vitriol and still full of heart. The same, but brilliant
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  4. 7.6 |   Gig Soup

    The stripped-back, raw and brash sound of '24-7 Rock Star Shit' will appeal more to diehard Cribs fans but provides a refreshing and energetic album faithful to their DIY roots
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  5. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Time machines may not exist, but The Cribs’ 24-7 Rock Star Shit sure feels like a trip back to the bone-crushing rock of the 1990s
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  6. 6.4 |   Paste Magazine

    Falters when it tries anything except balls-to-the-wall
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  7. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s clear that the Cribs aren’t going anywhere, in more ways than one
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  8. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s a messy collection, ragged and raw — as has long been their way
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  9. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    An uncompromising detour that not many of their contemporaries would be willing to take
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  10. 6.0 |   Q

    Albini in excelsis: a super-fast, super-loud cathartic howl. Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   Mojo


  12. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Irresistible raw energy
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  13. 5.3 |   Earbuddy

    The Cribs are forcing this punk rock aesthetic rather than letting it come naturally
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  14. 4.0 |   The Independent

    Has to be one of the all-time great rock’n’roll titles; but sadly, lurking behind it is an album which struggles to fulfil such vagabond promise
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